Four Lip Stains Worth Your Money

It’s always unfortunate when an awesome cosmetic item gets overlooked. Meet the lip stain, a must-own product worthy of everyday wear that few ladies actually use. I’m a fan of lip stains since they aren’t goopy like some lip glosses (hair plastered to your lips on a windy day is never good). I also prefer them over lipsticks because they don’t leave marks on glasses or the lips of another. Not to mention, lip stains last way longer than both lip glosses and lipstick, which in my opinion earns them an instant seal of approval.

Check out four of my recommended lip stains below.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain

Free of parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances, Tarte’s LipSurgence Natural Lip tint is one of my all time favorite lip stains. Since it’s crafted out of natural products, it increases the moisture levels of your pucker. In fact, it does so by over 6000 percent, according to the product’s description on It comes in lots of colors, from a nude peach to deep berry to bright pink. Retails for $24 at

Addiction NV True Commitment Dual Lip Stain

Shop independent and revel in the wonderful products from Addiction NV. Their True Commitment lip stains retail for $26 each and come in colors like matte red and bronze shimmer. Each application results in a perfect, pretty pout that’ll earn you compliments throughout the day. As the name implies, these Dual Lip Stains include two awesome features: a bold lip stain for a matte look and a lip gloss if for the moments you desire a little shine. Shop for this one at

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Stain

Splurging on makeup isn’t an option for some. That’s why I love the affordable, under $10 price tag attached to Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Stain. It gives your lips that “just bitten flush” by combining water pigments with berry nectars. It isn’t sticky like some mid to low end lip products and has long lasting power, to boot. Shop for this one at locations across the United States or at

Urban Decay’s Lip Envy Lip Stain

I’ve been a tried and true fan of Urban Decay’s Lip Stain through various package changes, so I hope that attests to my love of the product. It’s one of the best I’ve tried and requires zero reapplication throughout the day. Priced affordably at $17, it comes in two hues — Envious and Greedy. It also looks fab with a layer of gloss on top. Buy at or at a Sephora near you.

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